Species within a genus

Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
INDIGOFERA (La, G)
Indigo (Le)
Family: FABACEAE
The blue dye indigo is derived from Latin indicus, Greek indikos, referring to India; Indigofera tinctoria came from India. indicus, = of India, Indian; -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’. indicum, = indigo, a blue pigment for dyeing and painting. fero, ferre, = to bear, carry, bring.
(Le, M, BL, ld)
Indigofera alopecuroides var. alopecuroides (G)
Sprawling Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
alopeks¸ alopec, = fox; oura, = the tail; the stern; -urus, = -tailed, i.e. with an elongated or tail-like appendage. -oides, = indicates resemblance.
(LS, BL)
Indigofera angustifolia var. angustifolia (La)
Wildeboontjie (Sw)
Location: (F)
angustus, = narrow, strait, close, contracted, small, not spacious; folium, = a leaf. (narrow-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera angustifolia var. tenuifolia (La)
Wildeboontjie (Vo)
Location: (F)
angustus, = narrow, strait, close, contracted, small, not spacious; folium, = a leaf. (narrow-leaved) tenuis, = thin, slight, slender, slim, meagre, lean; simple, plain, unadorned; (thin, fine, slender) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Indigofera brachystachya (G)
Beesbossie(PS) Nentabossie
Location: (F, K)
brachys, = short, few, little; stachys, = ear of corn. (in modern botany, ‘spike’) (short-spiked)
(LS, BL)
Indigofera candolleana (La)

Location: (K)
For Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841).** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Indigofera capillaris (La)

Location: (K)
capillus, = the hair, the hair of the head; (while crinis is any hair); (hair, hair’s width, 0.18mm.) -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. capillaris, = of or pertaining to the hair.
(ld, BL)
Indigofera cytisoides (G, La)
Big-leafed Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
cytisos, = a shrubby kind of clover; cytisus, = a shrubby kind of clover much valued by the ancients, perhaps the shrubby snail-clover; -oides, = indicates resemblance. (bearing a likeness to the characteristics of the genus CYTISUS, - itself a shrubby plant mentioned by Greek and Roman writers as useful for fodder; adopted by Linnaeus as the name of a genus of leguminous shrubs and trees, including the common Broom)
(LS, ld, BL, K3, Ox)
Indigofera filicaulis (La)

Location: (K)
filum, fili-, = a thread; caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant. (with thread-like stem)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera filifolia (La)
Leafless Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
filum, fili-, = a thread; folium, = a leaf. (thread-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera filiformis (La)

Location: (K)
filum, fili-, = a thread; forma, = form, contour, figure, shape, appearance. (thread-shaped; slender like a thread; as the filaments of most plants, and the styles of many)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera glomerata (La)
Hairy Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
glomero, = to gather into a round heap or knot, to collect, press, crowd, assemble together; (form into a ball) -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (compactly clustered)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera guthriei

Location: (F, K)
For (1) Francis Guthrie (1831-1899),and (2) Miss Louise Guthrie (1879-1966).**
(Ch)
Indigofera hamulosa (La)

Location: (K)
hamus, = a hook; -ulus, = diminutive. hamulus, = a small hook; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. (a small hook)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera heterophylla (G)

Location: (F, K)
(h)eteros, = other (than usual), different, of other kind; (different, other, uneven) phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS, BL)
Indigofera humifusa (La)

Location: (K)
humus, humi, = the earth, the ground, the soil; on the ground; (the earth, the soil; on the ground) fusus, = spread out; hence expanded, broad, wide. (spread out over the ground, procumbent)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera incana (La)

Location: (K)
in- = denotes rest or motion within, on, upon, among, at; into, to towards; canus, = white, hoary; grey hairs– frequently of the grey hair of the aged. incanus, = quite gray, hoary. (covered with very short dense hairs, placed so closely as to give an appearance of whiteness to the surface from which they grow)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera ionii
Ion's Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
For Ion James Muirhead Williams (1912-2001).**
(Ch)
Indigofera nitida [Now I. psoraloides] (La)

Location: (F)
niteo, = to shine, look bright, glitter glisten; of plants, to look flourishing, thriving, to thrive; -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’). nitidus, = shining, glittering, bright, polished, clear; of plants, blooming, fertile, luxuriant. (shining; having a smooth, even polished surface; as many leaves)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera ovata (La)
Round-leaf Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
ovo, ovatus, = to exult, rejoice; a shouting, rejoicing; ovum, ovatus, = an egg; egg-shaped; having ovate spots; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
(ld, BL)
Indigofera porrecta var. bicolor (La)

Location: (F)
porrigo, porrectus, = to stretch or spread one’s self out, to be stretched out, extended; to lay at full length, to stretch on the ground. (stretched outwards and forward) bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; color, = colour, hue, tint. bicolor, bicolorus, = of two colours, two-coloured.
(ld, BL)
Indigofera psoraloides (La)
Clay Indigo(PS)
Location: (F)
PSORALEA (q.v.); -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(BL)
Indigofera sarmentosa
Slender Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
sarpo, = to cut off, trim, prune, clean; sarmentum, = twigs, light branches, brushwood; a faggot, fascine;; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. sarmentosus, = full of twigs or little branches. (producing long runners)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera stricta (La)

Location: (K)
stringo, stringere, strictum, = to draw tight, to bind or tie tight; to draw, bind, or press together. (drawn close together, very upright, very straight)
(ld, BL)
Indigofera superba (La)
Superb Pea (Vo)
Location: (F)
superbus, = proud, superior, excellent, distinguished; splendid, magnificent, superb
(ld)
Indigofera tetragonoloba [Now I. trita subsp. subulata] (G)

Location: (K)
tetros, = four; gony, = the knee (angled, angular; knee, node (of grass) lobos, = the lobe or lower part of the ear.
(LS, BL)
Indigofera trita subsp. subulata (La)

Location: (K)
tero, tritus, = to rub, rub to pieces; to bruise; grind, bray; oft trodden, beaten, frequented, common. (rubbed, bruised) subula, = an awl; a very small weapon; (a fine sharp point; literally, an awl) -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (subulate, awl-shaped, i.e. tapering from a narrow or moderately broad base to a very fine point)
(ld, BL)